Cassava

Cassava

Availability

All year long

Origin

Costa Rica - Nicaragua

Preservation

6° - 15°

Transportation

Boat

Characteristics

Cassava is called yuca or cassava, depending on the country. The tuber is between 20 and 40 cm long, but can reach 90 cm if you let it grow. Cassava has an elongated shape with a thin skin whose color varies from brown to dark brown. Its pulp can be milky white or yellowish.

Story

Native to northeastern Brazil and southwestern Mexico. Cassava grows in tropical and subtropical climates and is a staple in many countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Central America. Nowadays, cassava is grown in many countries, mainly in Asia, in Latin America and in Africa, where Nigeria is the world’s largest producer.

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